Brookdale Theatre

2501 County Road 10,
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

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The Brookdale Theatre was operated by ABC Theatres and Plitt Theatres. It is now a Kohls in Brookdale Center.

Contributed by Joseph Dobesh

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Wow now thats complicated.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Actually, that’s a rather simplified version of the story! The whole version would fill books (and has). UPC originally was a maze of sub-companies because the Paramount-owned theaters were operated through a bunch of subsidiaries including former independent circuits such as Balaban & Katz, United Detroit Theaters, etc. In addition, the UPC-ABC merger had a rough time in the courts before it was approved.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm

CWalczak,this might be off-topic but do you know anything about the LOEWS-FOX merger that never happen,just interested.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Just a little from some books I have read; my understanding is that after Marcus Loew died, William Fox wanted to buy Loew’s and the deal was actually announced. But Louis B. Mayer opposed it (remember that at that time Loew’s controlled MGM), and used his influence to press for an anti-trust investigation. Then Fox was injured in an automobile accident, the stock market crashed in 1929, Fox lost control of his holdings, and the deal came to nothing.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Thanks CWalczac,Thats what I have read too,but I thought the government would not allow it,I may be wrong though.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on April 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

tlsloews: I did find some additional information about this; you can email me at golgafrinchan48 at att dot net. This discussion is, as you noted, not really on topic.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I THINK it opened in 1969 and closed in 1984.

It was run by ABC North Central Theaters and by Plitt from 1980-1984.

I kinda think Kohl’s is in a brand new building and not in the theater, can anyone tell us for sure?

DanaQualley
DanaQualley on May 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

The Kohl’s is new. They flattened the theater before building the Kohl’s.I saw a picture in the paper. Can anyone tell me why this theater bears a resemblance to the Cooper theater?

Coate
Coate on May 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm

<<< It was run by ABC North Central Theaters and by Plitt from 1980-1984. >>>

The transition to Plitt ownership happened before 1980.

(What’s your source that the transition took place in 1980? Movie-Theatre.org?)

kjb2012
kjb2012 on October 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I don’t think it had any resemblance to the Cooper theatre at all. Although it was a classy house, it wasn’t on the same level as the Cooper.

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